Miscarriage and Period

Miscarriage

Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the spontaneous end of a pregnancy at a stage where the embryo or fetus is incapable of surviving independently.

miscarriage n 1: failure of a plan [syn: {abortion}] 2: a natural loss of the products of conception [syn: {spontaneous abortion}, {stillbirth}] [ant: {live birth}]

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "miscarriage": abortion, abortive attempt, breakdown, clerical error, collapse, corrigendum, defeat, dud, erratum, error, failing, failure, fault, faute, frustration, human error, merry chase, misapprehension, miscalculation, miscarrying, misconception, miscount, misdeal, misfire, misidentification, misjudgment, mismanagement, misplay, misprint, misquotation, misreport, miss, misstatement, mistake, misunderstanding, misuse, typo, typographical error, vain attempt, wet squib, wild-goose chase

Miscarriage \Mis*car"riage\, n. 1. Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to attain a proper or desired result or reach a destination; as, a serious miscarriage of justice. [1913 Webster] When a counselor, to save himself, Would lay miscarriages upon his prince. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Ill conduct; evil or improper behavior; as, the failings and miscarriages of the righteous. --Rogers. [1913 Webster] 3. The act of bringing forth a child before the time it is viable; a premature birth, resulting in death of the fetus; spontaneous abortion. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Period

The menstrual cycle is the scientific term for the physiological changes that occur in fertile women and other female primates for the purposes of sexual reproduction. This article focuses on the human menstrual cycle, a "monthly" cycle that takes approximately 28 days to complete although this does vary from person to person.

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  • miscarriage: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • miscarriage: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • miscarriage: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • period: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • period: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • period: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • period: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • period: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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